The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.
This year's edition will be remembered for putting both Jay Roach's Trumbo and James Vanderbilt's Truth in contention for the Oscar race. I saw the two films back to back on Sunday -- and they are guaranteed to both grip you and infuriate you
For some bands, the third album is a make-or-break endeavor, the moment when you justify your continued existence on this earth or accept your inevitable place on the slag-heap of burnouts, blow-ups, and also-rans.
I caught up with Jones backstage before her sold-out show last month at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester, and spoke to her about her evolution and her anticipation of joining other "divas" on stage for a VH1 special.
You could say that Huffington Post has been solidly behind Peter Wolf's latest solo album Midnight Souvenirs. And why not? It's easily one of the most entertaining, wildly raucous and just plain exciting albums of 2010.